Inspiration: Wynford Eagle
Things are busy at the Arcane/ArtPix towers as we keep an eye on our unit at The Customs House in West Bay and try to plan for the next very uncertain months. We have a lot of projects and plans but are delaying them because of the virus and Brexit.
We are also trying to go out for a walk once or twice a week to try and explore some corners of Dorset we do not know (or to go back to our favourite spots.)
Yesterday, we paid a visit to another gorgeous location full of history and atmosphere: Wynford Eagle.
It is a gentle and very quiet hamlet mainly made of a row of beautiful old terrace houses, a small manor house and a big farm. It is almost eerily empty, bar a few parked cars and a rush of vehicles at rush hour (Maiden Newton and its train station is just a few miles away).
The Manor House was the birthplace of an important individual: Thomas Sydenham, a famous 17th century physician, nicknamed "The English Hippocrates".
We hope to go back later in the autumn for more walks in the area!
I am now going to take a break from the websites to concentrate on writing The Right Place... Unfortunately, I am behind schedule and might be running out of time to meet my deadline of draft 1 completed by 31st December.
23,885 words so far and so many to go (The Book of Thoth was over 100,000!)
I will post an update at the end of next week to report on my progress.
The church of St Laurence, below, has a rare feature called a tympanum dated from c.1100 ("the semi-circular or triangular decorative wall surface over an entrance, door or window, which is bounded by a lintel and an arch. It often contains sculpture or other imagery or ornaments." (wikipedia)
The fields full of rapeseed made us feel like we were picking things up as we left them last April as the lockdown brought the country to a standstill: the bright yellow flowers and the strong smell are a feature of spring... The hot September sun enables farmers to have another crop, maybe? (It was incredibly hot yesterday...)
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